2019 Kia Soul vs 2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Kia Soul vs 2019 Nissan Rogue

The 2019 Kia Soul and the 2019 Nissan Rogue are both dependable vehicles with attractive pricing and performance. Despite their similarities, there are a few key differences that make these two vehicles better suited to different needs. The Souls iconic compact form makes it a pro at squeezing into tight spaces but results in slightly less cargo space than the Rogue.

Vehicle shoppers may mistakenly compare the base-level Rogue S to the Soul Base, but the two aren’t much of a fit for comparison since the Base is a bare-bones trim open to customization. The top-level Soul! makes for a more fitting trim level comparison to the Rogue S, especially considering that its starting MSRP of $22,900 is still about $2,000 less than the Rogue S, which starts at $24,920. Keep reading to learn more about how these vehicles compare.

2019 Kia Soul!


2019 Nissan Rogue S

$22,900 Starting MSRP $24,920
201 horsepower Standard Horsepower 170 horsepower
195 lbs.-ft. Standard Torque 175 lbs.-ft.
Available Push-Button Start Not Available

What’s the difference between the 2019 Kia Soul and the 2019 Nissan Rogue?

Technology Features

When it comes to tech, the Soul! and the Rogue S have a similar setup. Both offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard and a 7-inch touchscreen monitor, which serves as a rear-view display when backing up. In terms of audio, the Soul! comes out ahead with six speakers, while the Rogue S provides four. Convenience features like the Soul!’s standard push-button start and the available remote vehicle start and navigation are only available on the Rogue’s higher trim levels. On the other hand, active safety features like automatic emergency braking and lane assist, which are available in add-on packages for the Rogue S, are not available on any of the Soul’s trim levels!.


In term of power, the Soul!’s 1.6-liter turbocharged engine gives a surprising amount of power for a car of its size, delivering up to 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. The Rogue S follows behind with its 2.5-liter engine with 170 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft of torque.


Drivers who want to get the most out a warranty have another reason to turn to the Soul!. With the Rogue S covered by a 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty, Kia’s 60,000-mile, 5-year warranty provides 2 years and 24,000 miles more coverage.